Awards Gala Honors Alumni and Friends

Alumni and community leaders took center stage recently at the University’s 11th annual Awards Gala, where more than 300 guests celebrated honorees’ accomplishments in business, technology and research. Read more

Lu is 1st Texas Instruments Employee to Co-Chair ECS Board

Texas Instruments’ founders made history when they created UT Dallas decades ago. One of their own made history again recently when Xiaolin Lu, TI’s smart grid R&D manager, became the first TI employee to be appointed co-chair of the Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science Industrial Advisory Board. Read more

Area Company Attracts UT Dallas Alumni

Istation is a Dallas-based educational technology company at which more than 10 percent of the workforce is made up of UT Dallas graduates or students. With degrees in arts and technology, computer science, and business, this group of alumni is part of a 100-member team that creates interactive games and technology for K–12 students struggling with math and reading. Read more

GEICO Taps Into Student Talent

GEICO is known for having a strong recruiting presence on college campuses and for hiring talented students and graduates for internships, leadership programs and other entry-level positions. Virtually all members of GEICO’s management team began at the entry level and worked their way up, including the CEO. Read more

Alumnus Creates Robotics Company

After David Hanson received his PhD from UT Dallas in aesthetic studies and interactive arts and engineering, he founded Hanson Robotics to explore robotic expressions, characteristics, and adaptive intelligence and its applications. Read more

Texas Instruments Supports Training for STEM Teachers

For more than 80 years, Texas Instruments has used increasingly complex signal-processing technology to repeatedly change the world. To continue this flow of innovation, TI and UT Dallas have partnered on a new program that will seek to rectify the fact that 80 percent of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) teachers in secondary schools are not certified to teach these disciplines. Read more

MetLife Partners with Center for BrainHealth

The MetLife Mature Market Institute is the company's center of expertise in aging and longevity. The institute’s groundbreaking research, insights, strategic partnerships and consumer education have expanded the knowledge and choices for the 50-and-over market. Read more

Researchers on Quest to Create Next-Generation Technologies

Two teams of researchers from The University of Texas at Dallas have been chosen to help a $194 million national network create the technologies of the next generation. One UT Dallas team will evaluate materials to replace silicon in integrated circuits, with the goal of creating faster electronics that use dramatically less power. Read more

Atmos Energy Creates Bright Future for Students

For 18 years, single mom Daedra Evans worked full time and relegated her education to the back burner. When doctors told the South Garland High School graduate that she had a serious liver condition, Evans re-evaluated her priorities. She enrolled in the Arts and Technology program at UT Dallas and is now conquering her senior year. Atmos Energy Corp. helped make this transformation possible for Evans and her family through a scholarship. Read more

Entrepreneurial Alumnus Makes Gift to Benefit Management Students

David Holmberg EMBA’00 is a man of vision. As CEO of HVHC Inc., his vision of what a company should be spurred him to keep more than 600 manufacturing jobs in Texas rather than outsourcing them abroad. As a 2009 recipient of the Distinguished Alumni Award and executive advisory council member for the Naveen Jindal School of Management, his vision for what the school could be led him to establish the David Holmberg Scholarship/Fellowship. Read more

Ericsson Recognized With Corporate Diversity Award

Ericsson was honored as the Corporate Diversity Award recipient at the UT Dallas Diversity Awards Gala in May 2013. The committee selected Ericsson based on the company's support of diversity initiatives at UT Dallas, including a gift to the Office of Diversity and Community Engagement for four scholarships benefiting students in science, technology, engineering or math (STEM). Read more

Southwest Airlines Hosts Alumni Gatherings

Southwest Airlines is known for its focus on customer service. The company recently extended that hospitality to UT Dallas by hosting two events: one for alumni who work at Southwest and another for alumni from the School of Economic, Political and Policy Sciences (EPPS). Read more

Austin Industries Partners with School of Management

Austin Industries, based in Dallas, has served cities across the country since its founding in 1918. The company provides civil, commercial and industrial construction services in the southern half of the United States. Subsidiary Austin Commercial builds office buildings, technology sites, hospitals and other commercial projects. Read more

IBM Sponsors Camp for High Schoolers

In 2012, IBM hosted its 3rd annual IBM Summer Innovation Camp in partnership with UT Dallas. This was the first time the free camp was hosted on a college campus. Seventy DFW high school students with computer science backgrounds spent three days at UT Dallas and a final day at the IBM Innovation Center in Dallas. Read more

AT&T Leaders Address Academic Bridge Students

The Academic Bridge Program recruits and assists first-generation college students from local school districts to participate in an intensive summer session prior to their freshman year. Along with tutoring, honing study habits and acclimating to college life, the newest Academic Bridge freshman class had the opportunity to receive career advice from two of AT&T’s highest-level executives. Read more

Time Warner Cable Supports STEM Camp

During summer 2012, UT Dallas and title sponsor Time Warner Cable and community partner Project Still I Rise, Inc. hosted the Urban STEM Initiative Camp, which serves underrepresented students from urban areas. About two dozen middle and high school students visited UT Dallas for an immersive college experience aimed at cultivating their interests in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields. Read more

Enterprise Rent-A-Car Finds Recruits on Campus

Enterprise Rent-A-Car is known for its college graduate Management Training program, which takes recent college graduates and prepares then to be the future leaders of the company. Enterprise regularly attends UT Dallas career expos to recruit all majors across campus. Read more

New Executive Master's in Software Engineering

The Erik Jonsson School of Engineering & Computer Science has created an Executive Master's in Software Engineering. The degree provides practical, professional education to full-time software employees in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex. The program aims to equip students with the skills necessary to pursue positions of increasing professional responsibility throughout their careers. Read more

Luminant Collaborates with Exec Ed

As part of the Naveen Jindal School of Management’s Executive Education division, Corporate Education custom-designs a variety of leadership development programs and initiatives for organizations across the globe. Corporate Education has a strong partnership with electricity provider Luminant, which is part of Energy Future Holdings Corp., formerly TXU Corp. Together, Corporate Education and Lumniant are designing and developing an eight-day leadership development program for the company. Read more

Raytheon: A Strong Support

Raytheon's long-standing, broad-based partnership with the University has benefitted the company and campus in many key areas. Raytheon invests in student development by providing merit-based scholarships, supporting an undergraduate research competition and interacting with student organizations. Participation on advisory boards also allows Raytheon to help shape the direction of academic programs. And the company collaborates on sponsored research and student design projects. Read more

WrightIMC Supports EMAC Alumna

Lan Nyguen's bachelor's degree in Emerging Media and Communications (EMAC) positioned her for career success, helping her score a part-time position with Manhattan’s DramaFever and a full time job with Plano-based WrightIMC.
WrightIMC was founded in 2007 and provides clients with consulting and integrated marketing solutions. Read more

Zyvex Labs, Research Collaboration

Richardson-based Zyvex Labs, a leading company in the pioneering field of nanotechnology, is dedicated to developing atomically precise manufacturing. The company has collaborators across the country, as well as in Europe, Asia, and Australia. But Zyvez also consistently partners locally with UT Dallas on summer internships, student research contracts and UT Design projects. “It is one of the best institutions in the world to collaborate with on advanced research projects,” said Dr. John Randall, president of Zyvex. Read more

Deloitte Hosts Alumni Reception

Deloitte’s Dallas office recently hosted a reception for UT Dallas alumni who work at the company.
Members of Deloitte’s senior leadership, along with University faculty, staff and administrators attended the event. Deloitte was a founding strategic partner when the Naveen Jindal School of Management’s Institute for Excellence in Corporate Governance was founded in 2003. Read more

PlainsCapital Provides Major Gift To Center for BrainHealth

The UT Dallas Center for BrainHealth has received a $150,000 gift from PlainsCapital Corp., support intended to help the University’s drive toward becoming a nationally competitive research institution. Read more

Research Shows Nerve Stimulation Can Help Reorganize Brain

UT Dallas researchers recently demonstrated how nerve stimulation paired with specific experiences, such as movements or sounds, can reorganize the brain. This technology could lead to new treatments for stroke, tinnitus, autism and other disorders. Read more

New Research Could Mean Cellphones That Can See Through Walls

Comic book hero superpowers may be one step closer to reality after the latest technological feats made by researchers at UT Dallas. They have designed an imager chip that could turn mobile phones into devices that can see through walls, wood, plastics, paper and other objects. Read more

New The Jonsson School Celebrates 25 Years

The Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science proudly celebrated its founding and achievements during a series of events held during the 2011 – 2012 year commemorating the school's 25th anniversary. Read more

New Certificate Offers Healthcare IT Training for Growing Field

Healthcare management and information systems are flourishing disciplines that the Naveen Jindal School of Management is combining in a new certificate program intended to give students professional credentials in the growing field of healthcare information technology. Read more

L3 Communications Helps Math, Science Students

Leading aerospace defense contractor L-3 Communications has donated a large collection of night-vision goggles to UT Dallas’ School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics. The gift-in-kind, valued at nearly $700,000, was made through L-3 Infrared Products, the Dallas-area division of the company. Read more

Texas Instruments hosts Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day

Texas Instruments recently hosted Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day. Part of the day's activities included providing information to young people about local universities, TI affinity groups and other organizations. UT Dallas staff and faculty were on hand to meet with the young participants. TI played an integral part in UT Dallas' history and growth. Today, it is the largest corporate employer of University graduates. Read more

Political Science Alumnus is NatureSweet CEO

A book that Bryant Ambelang read as a UT Dallas undergraduate planted the seeds for his future in business. Ambelang, the CEO of NatureSweet Tomatoes in San Antonio, initially wanted to work in public service. Read more

Callier Center Raises $100,000 for Patient Care

The first Callier Cares Luncheon brought together 320 philanthropists, top-flight researchers and clinicians to support the work of the UT Dallas Callier Center for Communication Disorders, which has provided hearing and speech-language therapies to thousands of North Texans during the past five decades. Read more

Alumni Profile: Istation

All four are spokes in the wheel of Istation, an educational technology company where more than 10 percent of the workforce is made up of University gradoutes or students. Read more